Have a little increase in business, after which I have long been looking. It is now quite gratifying, and in my pecuniary circumstances is absolutely needed. This one thing, though small in itself, affords considerable alleviation to the mind as it indicates at least a probability that I am gaining ground. I have today been called to one patient in this place where the reserved young lady lives spoken of a few days ago. And I am not sure my feelings have entirely escaped. It surely produced a singular sensation, which I do not like to indulge. It would be an almost unaccountable occurrence were I to abandon a previous determination on this subject and become captivated, and experience its consequences.